By Study UK

29 January 2021 - 13:42

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Keele University

Are you a parent considering the UK as a study destination for your child? Help them get a world-class education, where safety and wellbeing come first.

From world-renowned teaching and research, to critical thinking skills and practical work placements, the UK transforms international students into some of the world’s most employable graduates. It is a holistic experience where students can become the best possible version of themselves. 

Here are seven reasons why the UK is the best study choice for your child. 

1. In the UK, student safety comes first

The UK is one of the most trusted and popular study destinations in the world. It is a very safe country, with low crime rates and a trustworthy police force. 

Our NHS (National Health Service) is one of the world’s most advanced healthcare systems, offering safe and modern treatment. Each of our educational institutions offers excellent and comprehensive support to students around issues of wellbeing and mental health.

Universities have adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring student safety remains top priority while continuing to deliver the world-class teaching the UK is known for. Many universities have implemented additional initiatives in light of Covid-19, such as airport pick-up services, helplines for students that run 24/7 and facilitating free counselling and mental health support services. So, you can rest assured that your child will be well looked after here.

2. They will get a world-recognised qualification

The UK’s academic reputation is world-renowned. UK universities consistently top global rankings and the UK is home to 26 of the top 200 universities in the world. 

A UK degree is respected by employers and academics worldwide, and our graduates are some of the most employable in the world. Students report a distinct advantage over peers that are educated in other countries. The 2019 International Graduate Outcomes report, from Universities UK International, reports that the majority of students believe they have progressed more quickly in their career, gained promotions and earned more because of a UK education.

You can give your child the best chance to succeed in their career by choosing the UK for their studies.

3. The UK offers a higher standard of education

From the development of penicillin to the creation of the world’s first computer, UK universities have been home to world-leading research throughout history. This is no coincidence – great scientific minds need a forum to develop their ideas, and UK education encourages an innovative way of learning.

When they study in the UK, your child will have access to leading industry minds. What makes UK education truly special is not only the world-class facilities, but the way students are given a forum to discuss, share and formulate ideas. 

Universities are held to strict standards by the UK government, so you know your child will get the best teaching, support and resources available when they study in the UK. Any changes put in place by UK universities due to Covid-19 must adhere to the usual high-quality standards, whether teaching takes place in person or online. 

4. They will be able to stay in the UK for two years after graduating

Through the new Graduate Route, international students who have successfully completed a degree at undergraduate level or above can now stay in the UK and work, or look for work, at any skill level for two years after graduating. This rises to three years for PhD graduates. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for international students that will help them to take their next step into employment in the UK after graduating. 

UK universities have a wealth of career support services that help students with anything from assistance writing their CV, to finding work placements or internships, to advice on further academic study. So, there will be plenty of support to help international graduates make the most of their extended stay in the UK. 

5. The UK offers great value for money

There are a wide variety of course types on offer in the UK. With some master’s degrees taking just one year of study, choosing the UK offers great value for money and a faster path to success.

With most fees lower than the USA and Australia, you’ll find studying in the UK provides access to world-class teaching and facilities at a lower price, and higher earning potential than some competing destinations.

Don’t forget, there are plenty of scholarships available, to give talented international students the best possible opportunity to study in the UK.

With so many short, flexible and diverse courses on offer, UK universities offer international students real value for money. 

6. The student experience is unparalleled 

We know that studying in the UK is about so much more than what students learn in the classroom. International students can experience everything UK culture has to offer, with easily accessible transport links around the UK and many regions to explore, from stunning national parks to rugged coastlines and bustling cities.

Students also benefit from an amazing range of societies and clubs, to help them explore new interests and make lasting friendships.

UK universities have been helping new international students to find information, feel connected and prepared to settle in, even when Covid-19 restrictions are in place. There are online platforms where regular events are hosted so students can meet each other and connect virtually. Universities are also helping to facilitate things like online book clubs, quizzes and support services. 

7. A warm welcome is waiting in the UK

A quarter of the UK’s university staff are from outside the UK, and dedicated pastoral staff ensure that international students have access to everything they need, from practising their religion to financial, educational and emotional support. Staff are also on hand to help build students confidence in speaking English. In addition, many institutions provide safety briefings and orientation sessions, so that students feel secure, supported, and ready to learn.

The majority of international students feel very safe and secure in the UK, and able to develop both personally and academically in the home of the English language. It is a holistic experience where students can become the best possible version of themselves. 

Find out more about choosing the UK for your child’s education.